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Ending Violence against Women and Children in Papua New Guinea

A multi country study, commissioned by UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA, explored existing examples of collaboration and integration of VAC and VAW policies, services, and programmes, as well as challenges and future opportunities in the East Asia and Pacific region, with a focus on four countries – Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. This particular report focuses on the findings from Papua New Guinea.

Violence against children (VAC) and violence against women (VAW) affect the lives and welfare of millions of people around the world. Women and children in Papua New Guinea suffer high levels of violence. The multiple negative sequelae of this violence can be long-lasting throughout the lifespan and across generations as well as impacting on individuals, relationships, communities, and broader society.